THE University of Zambia Lecturers and Researchers Union (UNZALARU) has maintained that lecturers at the institution will not release students’ results until government meet their demands. And the UNZALARU says the money released by government yesterday was far from meeting the union’s expectations. In a telephone interview, UNZALARU secretary general Jason Mwanza charged that results would not be released unless all the controversies surrounding the lecturers are sorted out without fail.
THE Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) says banks in the country are struggling to support key sectors of the economy because they do not have enough funds. BAZ President Leonard Mwanza told the Lusaka Star in a telephone interview today that the recently increased statutory reserve ratio empowers the central bank to be entitled to as much as 18 percent of all deposits made in Banks.
FORMER University of Zambia Students Union (UNZASU) president has instructed students in unions at universities and colleges all over the country to use their positions to speak for the voiceless. In an interview with Lusaka Star, 2008 UNZASU president Antonio Mwanza urged the current UNZA students union as well as unions at different learning institutions in the country to speak out on issues of national development.
FOOTBALL Association of Zambia (FAZ) Communications Manager Erick Mwanza, says qualifying to the 2014 African Nations Championships (CHAN) finals in South Africa is of great significance to football development in Zambia. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, Mwanza said the CHAN championship was a very important tournament for football development. Mwanza said the Zambia developmental squad was a good and hard working team with potential of winning the return leg CHAN qualifier match against Botswana.
The Bank of Zambia has intensified its nationwide campaign aimed at sensitizing the public on the rebasing of the local currency. Bank of Zambia Manager for Communications and Protocol Besnat Mwanza revealed that the central bank has deployed a ten man team to educate the public on the process of rebasing.
THE Confederation of African Football (CAF) has donated medical equipment meant for the detection of possible cardiac arrest in players to the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ). Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, FAZ Communications Manager Eric Mwanza said that the equipment was meant to improve the capacity of team doctors to contain cardiac arrest and other heart related complications among players in the country.